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CLEVELAND (5-10) AT PITTSBURGH (7-8)
Sunday,  Dec 30 2012 at 1:00 PM
 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLinePF/PASUATSO/U/PRYPYTYRYPYTY
307: CLEVELAND
308: PITTSBURGH
36.5
-10.0
19.5 / 22.9
20.8 / 20.3
5-10
7-8
7-6-2
5-9-1
6-9-0
7-8-0
97.0
97.3
216.9
243.7
313.9
340.9
120.5
87.5
253.5
185.4
373.9
272.9
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Rating
 EstimateEdge
CLEVELAND  
PITTSBURGH-8 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
CLEVELAND - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points2-27-651-563-26-751-550-52-1231-79
in all games7-619-24139-1416-919-27129-1535-1014-33104-186
as a road underdog of 7.5 to 10 points0-20-311-102-02-111-110-20-36-16
in road games2-310-1069-713-49-1367-731-64-1945-100
in road lined games2-310-1069-713-49-1367-731-64-1945-100
in a road game where the total is between 35.5 and 38 points0-02-113-170-02-115-150-00-44-27
in all games where the total is between 35.5 and 42 points3-110-1677-853-313-1675-894-29-2154-116
against conference opponents5-415-18106-1084-715-20104-1115-611-2478-143
when playing with 6 or less days rest5-514-21116-1135-716-22104-1275-713-2586-150
versus division opponents3-19-762-603-29-861-602-33-1438-86
in games played on a grass field5-413-20110-1114-614-22107-1175-512-2485-145
in December games1-25-633-412-22-931-412-23-922-53
after 2 or more consecutive losses3-211-653-453-28-943-532-37-1133-67
when playing against a team with a losing record2-14-549-430-41-940-512-25-646-48
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season2-04-430-280-31-724-342-14-526-33
in the last 4 weeks of the regular season1-25-634-352-13-728-381-21-1022-47
in all lined games7-619-24139-1416-919-27129-1535-1014-33104-186
as an underdog6-516-1795-1045-714-2090-1103-97-2854-153

PITTSBURGH - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points2-410-890-603-39-979-713-313-5118-33
in all games5-924-26185-1687-824-27186-1747-833-18228-135
when playing against a team with a losing record1-48-962-663-27-1068-622-314-393-38
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season0-34-740-442-13-845-411-29-261-25
in the last 4 weeks of the regular season0-34-743-382-14-746-350-36-550-33
in all lined games5-924-26185-1687-824-27186-1747-833-18228-135
as a favorite3-818-20123-1255-620-18138-1145-627-11178-76
as a home favorite of 7.5 to 10 points0-02-019-120-00-215-170-02-028-4
in home games2-414-1099-811-68-1799-844-318-7132-52
in home lined games2-414-1099-811-68-1799-844-318-7132-52
in a home game where the total is between 35.5 and 38 points0-14-226-281-05-136-180-14-232-22
in all games where the total is between 35.5 and 42 points1-315-12109-1102-314-14115-1092-321-7137-89
against conference opponents3-716-21145-1256-520-18146-1304-724-14175-104
when playing with 6 or less days rest4-617-18132-1156-516-20130-1234-722-14156-99
versus division opponents2-210-782-632-39-978-712-312-699-52
off a division game2-28-978-643-111-671-732-211-695-50
in games played on a grass field2-818-21107-1125-617-23117-1044-725-15135-89
in December games1-36-646-413-14-844-421-37-553-35
revenging a loss against opponent1-17-247-302-16-438-381-27-346-33
off a loss against a division rival1-14-127-202-04-123-241-14-129-19
after 2 or more consecutive losses1-11-122-191-11-125-151-11-121-20
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
CLEVELAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games5-10-5.47-66-919.59.1313.9(5.2)1.522.911.3373.9(5.6)1.9
Road Games1-6-52-33-419.39.4358.4(5.8)1.427.012.0406.0(5.9)1.1
Last 3 Games1-2-1.71-22-121.09.0292.0(5.2)1.026.310.3399.0(6.2)1.0
Grass Games5-5-0.45-44-618.98.3290.7(4.9)1.520.610.3365.3(5.5)2.3
Division Games2-3-13-13-222.49.2330.4(5.2)1.424.013.6355.0(5.7)2.8
CLEVELAND - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)19.59.117.428:0925-97(3.9)20-3657.3%217(6.1)60-314(5.2)(16.1)
Opponents Defensive Avg.23.311.519.730:0327-116(4.3)21-3461.0%230(6.7)61-346(5.6)(14.8)
Offense Road Games19.39.419.627:3322-92(4.1)23-3960.3%266(6.9)61-358(5.8)(18.6)
Defense (All Games)22.911.321.932:2729-120(4.2)24-3862.9%253(6.6)67-374(5.6)(16.3)
Opponents Offensive Avg.22.811.22030:2227-114(4.3)22-3661.5%239(6.7)62-353(5.7)(15.5)
Defense Road Games27.012.025.633:4328-120(4.3)27-4166.2%286(6.9)69-406(5.9)(15)
CLEVELAND - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)1.10.31.50.514-430.8%1-042.9%3-80(25.5)3-40(15)7-62
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.80.71.51.713-538.7%1-047.0%3-66(23.6)23-2(9.8)6-54
Stats For (Road Games)0.70.71.4-0.313-433.3%1-150.0%3-89(25.8)2-22(12.9)9-80
Stats Against (All Games)1.10.81.9 14-538.1%1-063.6%3-54(19.7)2-22(10.1)8-63
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.71.7 13-538.2%1-054.8%3-67(23.7)23-2(9.8)7-55
Stats Against (Road Games)0.70.41.1 14-643.9%1-180.0%3-53(19.4)2-19(12.3)8-67

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games7-8-4.15-97-820.810.7340.9(5.5)2.020.310.7272.9(4.8)1.1
Home Games4-3-1.32-41-618.610.0315.6(5.1)1.315.68.4253.0(4.3)1.0
Last 3 Games0-3-5.70-32-119.36.7336.0(5.8)2.324.711.0325.3(4.9)1.3
Grass Games4-7-7.22-85-619.711.0325.5(5.2)1.920.09.9274.8(4.7)1.0
Division Games2-3-0.42-22-316.29.6326.0(5.3)3.816.612.0235.6(4.3)1.4
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)20.810.719.332:1926-97(3.8)23-3761.5%244(6.6)62-341(5.5)(16.4)
Opponents Defensive Avg.23.511.419.931:3928-116(4.2)21-3561.6%233(6.8)62-349(5.6)(14.9)
Offense Home Games18.610.018.931:5027-105(3.9)20-3557.4%211(6.1)62-316(5.1)(17)
Defense (All Games)20.310.717.027:5124-87(3.6)18-3356.4%185(5.7)57-273(4.8)(13.5)
Opponents Offensive Avg.22.310.719.430:5327-113(4.2)21-3561.3%232(6.6)62-345(5.6)(15.4)
Defense Home Games15.68.416.128:1825-79(3.1)17-3352.4%174(5.2)58-253(4.3)(16.2)
PITTSBURGH - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)0.91.12.0-0.914-642.2%1-046.2%3-69(25.4)3-19(7.2)6-59
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.90.71.61.913-538.4%1-049.2%3-65(23.4)22-2(9.5)6-54
Stats For (Home Games)0.60.71.3-0.314-536.0%1-028.6%3-56(21.8)2-11(5.1)6-59
Stats Against (All Games)0.60.51.1 13-535.7%1-077.8%3-69(24)2-20(10.4)6-54
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.71.7 13-537.1%1-052.0%3-72(24)24-2(10.1)7-55
Stats Against (Home Games)0.40.61.0 14-532.7%1-175.0%3-68(21.6)3-26(10.1)6-58
Average power rating of opponents played: CLEVELAND 19.8,  PITTSBURGH 19.1
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
CLEVELAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
11/4/2012BALTIMORE15-25L3L44.5U27-11620-37-174237-13715-24-1450
11/18/2012@ DALLAS20-23L7W43.5U33-11920-35-192121-6335-50-2571
11/25/2012PITTSBURGH20-14W1W32.5O34-10817-26-130120-4920-34-1938
12/2/2012@ OAKLAND20-17W-3T40U30-12225-36-353217-8534-54-3441
12/9/2012KANSAS CITY30-7W-7W38U35-15417-30-198026-18010-21-1301
12/16/2012WASHINGTON21-38L-4L40.5O15-5821-35-233235-12226-37-3081
12/23/2012@ DENVER12-34L10L43.5O18-9121-36-142132-11830-43-3391
12/30/2012@ PITTSBURGH            

PITTSBURGH - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
11/4/2012@ NY GIANTS24-20W3W48.5U35-15821-30-191222-6810-24-1141
11/12/2012KANSAS CITY16-13W-12L39U29-9516-32-154135-14211-26-1481
11/18/2012BALTIMORE10-13L3T41U27-13418-39-177323-4720-32-1530
11/25/2012@ CLEVELAND14-20L-1L32.5O20-4920-34-193834-10817-26-1301
12/2/2012@ BALTIMORE23-20W6.5W37O26-9625-37-270321-11116-34-1772
12/9/2012SAN DIEGO24-34L-7L37.5O17-6922-42-271236-9421-42-2000
12/16/2012@ DALLAS24-27L-2.5L46O17-6924-40-319221-8730-42-3281
12/23/2012CINCINNATI10-13L-3L40U31-9514-28-185316-1424-41-2533
12/30/2012CLEVELAND            
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
All games in this series since 1992
PITTSBURGH is 19-17 against the spread versus CLEVELAND since 1992
PITTSBURGH is 30-7 straight up against CLEVELAND since 1992
19 of 37 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
CLEVELAND is 3-2 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 4-1 straight up against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at PITTSBURGH since 1992
PITTSBURGH is 12-7 against the spread versus CLEVELAND since 1992
PITTSBURGH is 17-2 straight up against CLEVELAND since 1992
11 of 19 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 1-1 against the spread versus CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 2-0 straight up against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

 RushingPassingTurnoversPenalties
DateTeamsScoreLineResultHalfFDTOPATT-YDSCMP-ATTYDSFLINTPEN-YDS
11/25/2012PITTSBURGH14-1 Over141326:3020-4920-34193539-68
 CLEVELAND2032.5SU ATS131433:3034-10817-261300110-90
1/1/2012PITTSBURGH13-7SU Under32239:1136-16123-40199204-37
 CLEVELAND933 ATS61420:4915-7216-41168015-40
12/8/2011CLEVELAND340 ATS31932:1830-9819-36206026-54
 PITTSBURGH14-14SU Under72027:4228-14716-232692112-97
1/2/2011PITTSBURGH41-6SU ATS312433:1430-10021-30318003-25
 CLEVELAND937.5 Over31726:4617-4321-43182036-46
10/17/2010CLEVELAND1037 Over31728:0422-7023-33258124-46
 PITTSBURGH28-14SU ATS72231:5635-12116-27257014-25
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring CLEVELAND in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 47.8% of the time since 1992. (99-108)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 44.8% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (13-16)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51% of the time since 1992. (133-128)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 53.8% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (21-18)
No Edge.
 
As indicated by the movement of the total, the betting public is favoring the OVER in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 45% of the time since 1992. (104-127)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 39.5% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-23)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 52% of the time since 1992. (157-145)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 45.5% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (20-24)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CLEVELAND
[LB] 12/27/2012 - Chris Gocong IR ( Achilles )
[LB] 12/27/2012 - Scott Fujita IR ( Shoulder )
[G] 12/27/2012 - Jason Pinkston IR ( Blood Clot )
[DE] 12/27/2012 - Emmanuel Stephens IR ( Knee )
[S] 12/27/2012 - T.J. Ward IR ( Knee )
[TE] 12/29/2012 - Jordan Cameron expected to miss Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Head )
[LB] 12/27/2012 - James-Michael Johnson IR ( Knee )
[WR] 12/27/2012 - Mohamed Massaquoi IR ( Knee )
[CB] 12/28/2012 - Tashaun Gipson probable Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Foot )
[RB] 12/28/2012 - Trent Richardson expected to miss Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Ankle )
[NT] 12/30/2012 - Ishmaa'ily Kitchen probable Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Calf )
[CB] 12/28/2012 - Sheldon Brown expected to miss Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Head )
[QB] 12/27/2012 - Brandon Weeden expected to miss Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Shoulder )
[QB] 12/28/2012 - Colt McCoy expected to miss Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Shoulder )
[S] 12/27/2012 - Usama Young IR ( Thumb )
[DE] 12/29/2012 - Juqua Parker probable Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Knee )
[WR] 12/27/2012 - Josh Cribbs probable Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Knee )
[QB] 12/28/2012 - Thaddeus Lewis expected to start Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( None )
PITTSBURGH
[LB] 12/27/2012 - Sean Spence IR ( Knee )
[T] 12/27/2012 - Marcus Gilbert IR ( Ankle )
[LB] 12/27/2012 - Chris Carter IR ( Ankle )
[T] 12/28/2012 - Mike Adams expected to miss Sunday vs. Cleveland ( Ankle )
[CB] 12/27/2012 - Ike Taylor IR ( Ankle )
[G] 12/27/2012 - Willie Colon IR ( Knee )
[DB] 12/27/2012 - DeMarcus Van Dyke IR ( Shoulder )
[TE] 12/27/2012 - Heath Miller IR ( Leg )
[RB] 12/27/2012 - Baron Batch IR ( Arm )
[G] 12/28/2012 - David DeCastro probable Sunday vs. Cleveland ( Hamstring )
[WR] 12/30/2012 - Mike Wallace IR ( Hip )
[DB] 12/28/2012 - Curtis Brown expected to miss Sunday vs. Cleveland ( Achilles )
[CB] 12/27/2012 - Keenan Lewis probable Sunday vs. Cleveland ( Hip )
[LB] 12/29/2012 - Marshall McFadden expected to miss Sunday vs. Cleveland ( Abdominal )
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